Help a Freelance Labor Reporter Afford to Take 4th of July Off


Help Us Reach Our 4th of July Goal

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Holidays like this 4 day Fourth of July weekend are the worse for freelancers. Not only can’t you afford to take time off as you have no paid holiday, but the editors, who assign you work, are all on vacation so there is no work.

So to be able to afford to take off for the 4 days, I am asking my readers to help me raise $400.

While I don’t have enough money to go on vacation, so I am gonna staycation here in wonderful Pittsburgh.

However, I promise to use your money to relax, hike the Rachel Carson National Heritage Trail, buy some meat to grill, go to a ballgame, the money will most definitely be used to buy a beer at a funk-soul dance party this weekend.

Thanks once again for everyone’s support. Being a freelancer is hard, but my reader’s donation, enable me as a labor reporter to cover things that I normally wouldn’t be able to cover.

So pass the hat and donate so that a freelance labor reporter can enjoy the freedom to enjoy a holiday like everyone else.

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About the Author

Mike Elk
A protege of Bill Greider, Mike Elk is an Emmy-nominated labor reporter who covered Lula & the drug war in Brasil and spent years covering union organizing in the South for The Guardian. In 2016, he used his NLRB settlement from being fired illegally for union organizing at Politico to start the crowd-funded Payday Report. The son of retired United Electrical Workers (UE) Director of Organization Gene Elk, he was once described as an "abrasive gadfly" by the New York Times for his role in exposing sexual misconduct in the labor movement. He lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh. Email: [email protected]

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